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May 14, 2017, 6:27 PM
The Great Lag B’Omer Debacle of 2017
How the mighty Ministry of Education discovered the possibility of compromise, and the chaos it wrought
Jun 10, 2016, 10:31 AM
A time to mourn
Have we Israelis become so good at moving past the pain of terror attacks that we missed the loss of 4 entire worlds?
Aug 3, 2015, 10:43 AM
Tipping the balance
What can help balance out the heavy weight of murdered innocents? Random acts of kindness for strangers
Jun 20, 2014, 2:14 PM
The land of the suckers
Anguish and frustration over a country that releases killers and provides medical care to its enemies
Jan 28, 2014, 2:49 PM
On shiksas, love and the prime minister’s son
Speaking from personal experience, there's no time like the present for Netanyahu to start improving the conversion process
Sep 11, 2013, 12:20 PM
9/11 in the mayor’s office
Recalling that awful day when New York and Jerusalem forged a bond of tragedy and resilience
Jan 29, 2013, 9:06 PM
Master Chef and the reality of Israel
I am not ashamed to admit that I cried in the last episode of Master Chef. In fact, I choke up in almost every other episode, and it is not because of a burnt focaccia or that my favorite contestant didn't...
Jan 6, 2013, 5:37 PM
Autism’s everyday heroes
Everyday I meet heroes. They don't really look like heroes; sometimes they look really tired, with black rings under their eyes and messy hair hastily gathered into a ponytail. Some are Jewish, others Arab; some religious and others new...
Dec 15, 2012, 5:27 PM
The reason to bear arms, the reason to ban arms
Will Americans have the courage to change the gun laws in their country?
Dec 6, 2012, 1:43 AM
Now passing E1 – don’t blink
'But we just left Jerusalem a few minutes ago,' he uttered. 'Four minutes exactly,' I replied.
Rachael Risby-Raz is foreign and Diaspora relations consultant and former Diaspora Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister.